SikTh debut new single, singer

2017-02-10 by rafalafa | 62 Comments
Ahead of a new album for 2017, UK metalcore pioneers SikTh released a new single called "No Wishbones". The song is the first with new singer Joe Rosser.

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travisaurusrex
February 10th 2017
17 Comments


tasty

MO
February 10th 2017
21429 Comments


ehhhhhh, it's ok. something sounds weird about it

JohnDillinger
February 10th 2017
181 Comments


Alright track. the guitars get a little lost in the mix everytime the vocals kick in during the first half of the song. strong finish tho

Cimnele
February 10th 2017
1230 Comments


i always think there's a really good writer behind this band, they move into and out of their melodic sections so easily, much more subtle than most metalcore groups

this song ain't exactly overshadowing The Trees are Dead in my mind though

BeyondCosby
February 10th 2017
1306 Comments


Fucking amazing. Seriously... can these guys do no wrong? The new singer compliments Mikee nicely. I didn't know what to make of him when I saw them on tour but he's done a great job contributing to this song.

Panzerchrist
February 10th 2017
238 Comments


Why in the fuck did they lose Justin Hill? He was like the most distinctive part of the whole band. New guy's alright I guess. He needs to get buried more in the mix.

bloc
February 10th 2017
39592 Comments


New guy is ok, but he ain't no Hill that's for sure.

Overall, the song is perfectly fine but it's weak compared to everything that came before it including the recent EP. I do like the machine-like drums and bass in the intro and outro though.

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cryptologous
February 10th 2017
1136 Comments


these guys should probably stop sometime soon

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hortanz
February 10th 2017
623 Comments


Justin Hill stepped out because he wanted to focus on his production career more and felt he couldn't allocate the time to the band anymore

I have to get used to joe rosser but I'm liking this

botb
February 10th 2017
10799 Comments


This band is at their best when they use melody as a counterpoint to a mainly dissonant and heavy base. This song is like opposite that and it just doesn't do much for me. Riffs towards the end are cool though

ConcubinaryCode
February 10th 2017
3923 Comments


Instrumentally kind of lacking and the vocals feel mixed in pretty haphazardly. That aside it's a decent song

JeetJeet
February 10th 2017
3400 Comments


I kinda like it. It doesn't compare to anything on Opacities/DOADD tho

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owen
February 10th 2017
4534 Comments


at least the cleans aren't as glossy as on Opacities

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Mythodea
February 10th 2017
3837 Comments


Great, just when I found a distinctive vocalist, he is replaced. Don't hear much difference though, probably because there is also Mikee. Song is great. Opacities ruled and I hope this will do, too. Towards the end it's really good.

BeyondCosby
February 10th 2017
1306 Comments


I'm really enjoying how this song doesn't let up. Yeah, Sikth are really good at blending melody with dissonance but this song is just a snapshot of the album. To me it just reinforces how strong of a band these guys are and how energetic this album is going to be. They don't seem to run out of steam.

br4dl3yb34r
February 10th 2017
126 Comments


pretty good

Decapod
February 10th 2017
1050 Comments


Meh, not feeling the new singer at all. Justin Hill was a beast. Instrumentally it's a sick song but the vocals kill it for me.

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beefshoes
February 10th 2017
6741 Comments


The vocals sound fine to me.
Awesome song.

Maniac!
February 10th 2017
27651 Comments


noticeably worse than all of their other material

Spec
February 10th 2017
33608 Comments


gotta get used to a world without justin first

Maniac!
February 10th 2017
27651 Comments


doesn't change the boring songwriting

Spec
February 10th 2017
33608 Comments


dude i'll change your face if you don't shut up

SacredSerenity
February 10th 2017
414 Comments


Not sure about this one. The singing style doesn't really complement the serious lyrics

Maniac!
February 10th 2017
27651 Comments


Spec I could probably use an adjustment.

KILL
February 10th 2017
79565 Comments


that sucked lmao

Spec
February 10th 2017
33608 Comments


same tbh

JeetJeet
February 10th 2017
3400 Comments


@KILL do you fuck with Death of A Dead Day?

50iL
February 10th 2017
2863 Comments


The vox suck

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KILL
February 10th 2017
79565 Comments


guessing that means do i dig it and yea kinda not rly i never dug the vox but some cool music shit and fuck

StarvingArtist
February 10th 2017
71 Comments


the bass sounds amazing at least.

KevinKC
February 10th 2017
577 Comments


The lyrics video doesn't help the song at all. Something like "waiting for rain, waiting for rainfall" looks completely ridiculous when it's underlined the way it is, with an aggressive font that follows the pronounciation of the words and raindrops.

trilogique21
February 10th 2017
784 Comments


their early stuff was pretty sweet but the last EP and this song do nothing for me

cryptologous
February 11th 2017
1136 Comments


noticeably worse than all of their other material
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lauriej
February 11th 2017
1713 Comments


KILL, wth would u know about music shit/fuck

BlackMalachite
February 11th 2017
5378 Comments


Gonna check this after work

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LordePots
February 11th 2017
35853 Comments


this band existing with a new singer is possibly the stupidest news of the year so far

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LordePots
February 11th 2017
35853 Comments


wow i couldnt make it past the first minute and fifteen seconds. new singer is doing everything in his power to sound exactly like their old one, and does a decent job at that (but he shouldnt even be bothering ffs) but the best part of their old singer was his lyrics and this guy is like the epitome of terrible bland metal lyrics.

Mythodea
February 11th 2017
3837 Comments


^this. Behind the Door's lyrics were so damn poetic, contrary to this.

Mythodea
February 11th 2017
3837 Comments


(though Mikee wrote the lyrics to that one)

Thealwaysopenedmind
February 11th 2017
535 Comments


Awh. People are leaving bands a lot nowadays.

AtomicWaste
Moderator
February 11th 2017
2646 Comments


This sounds weirdly like Blind Guardian.

FearThyEvil
February 11th 2017
15014 Comments


this was pretty bad to be honest

SacredSerenity
February 11th 2017
414 Comments


"new singer is doing everything in his power to sound exactly like their old one, and does a decent job at that (but he shouldnt even be bothering ffs) but the best part of their old singer was his lyrics and this guy is like the epitome of terrible bland metal lyrics."

Totally agree

CutMan
February 11th 2017
1906 Comments


Man, I'm not impressed with the lyrical flow, but you guys are being asses about the new singer...

BlackMalachite
February 11th 2017
5378 Comments


That was incredibly underwhelming.

cryptologous
February 11th 2017
1136 Comments


surprised you didn't like it malachite, its probably their most snorecore release yet

LordePots
February 12th 2017
35853 Comments


It seems like lyric videos are solely utilized by metal bands with terrible lyrics. It's like my dudes, I'd u didn't make a video with them we wouldn't be able to understand half of what u are saying anyway and that's probably for the best.

cryptologous
February 12th 2017
1136 Comments


it is because these are the kinds of people who are verbally confident in their writing skills, something not many great writers boast about. you can practically hear the singer rattling lines off to the largely uninterested band who just wants him to finish his take.

lyrics are bound to be especially bad when it is this kind of lyrics video too, AE compositing messes of flashy transitions and ridiculous filters.

Rowan5215
Contributing Reviewer
February 12th 2017
37866 Comments


I would've laughed at this except I love sikTh so much it just made me really sad

LordePots
February 12th 2017
35853 Comments


Opacities kind of prepared me for the worst tbh and here we have it: the worst

Rowan5215
Contributing Reviewer
February 12th 2017
37866 Comments


are we 100% sure they didn't upload a song from one of snide's EPs to youtube by mistake?

JeetJeet
February 12th 2017
3400 Comments


Opacities was great wtf

Calc
February 12th 2017
15322 Comments


this is not good

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DatBeefPudding
February 12th 2017
1731 Comments


this guy is in aliases too and i felt their new album was way too much of him and not enough instrumentation

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Wayfarer1991
February 12th 2017
14 Comments


Yep, not even close to their older stuff. Guess I'm off this band now.

NonApplicable
February 13th 2017
2385 Comments


OH NO! The new vocalist is terrible. The song itself doesn't get good until the end. This kills all momentum they had headed out of opacities. It really bums me out too because that EP was amazing.

BeyondCosby
February 13th 2017
1306 Comments


@Wayfarer1991 so... one song turns you off from a band that has consistently put out solid material? Seems a little extreme man.

@nonapplicable he does have a couple awkward moments on this song but I think he's doing a good job keeping up. Justin and Mikee played off each other so naturally but we'll see what the rest of the album holds. I do agree, Opacities was amazing.

Wayfarer1991
February 13th 2017
14 Comments


@beyondcosby

Pardon the hyperbole. Obviously I will give the full record a spin, but this song does not bode well at all. I should have mentioned that I also found their previous EP very mediocre. Anyway, I ought to be more careful how I phrase my comments.

BeyondCosby
February 14th 2017
1306 Comments


lol all good man. Didn't mean to make it seem like I was razing you. What did you dislike about Opacities?

Mythodea
February 14th 2017
3837 Comments


''Justin and Mikee played off each other so naturally''

Happy Valentine's day, then, I guess.

BloodBrainBarrier
February 15th 2017
13 Comments


This is actually awesome.

Emim
February 15th 2017
27278 Comments


After waiting so long for Opacities and assuming the band was dead, I'm not going to sweat a new vocalist.



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